Jonathon Morgan comes on the show to talk about using data science to analyze and understand issues in the Middle East. Jonathon is the co-founder of CrisisNET, and recently co-authored the ISIS Twitter Census with J.M. Berger.
- The data collection and verification involved in making the ISIS Twitter Census
- Dealing with multiple languages in their data set
- Information that can be learned from a large data set of ISIS supporters
- Potential to use data like this to study radicalization and improve countering violent extremism strategies
- Why journalists, scholars, and others should try using data science tools and techniques
- How to start using data science, even if you have no experience
- Limitations of data science and “big data”
- How to ask the right questions to make your data more valuable
- How subject matter experts can better work with data scientists
- The ISIS Twitter Census: Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter – paper Jonathon co-authored with J.M. Berger for the Brookings Institution
- CrisisNET – an Ushahidi initiative to build a platform for the world’s crisis data, giving journalists, data scientists, developers, and other makers fast, easy access to critical government, business, humanitarian, and crowdsourced information.
- Partially Derivative – Entertaining and informative data science podcast Jonathon co-hosts with Chris Albon
- Resources — Partially Derivative – Great place to find out more about getting started with data science
- Jonathon Morgan (@jonathonmorgan) on Twitter
- Email Jonathon to find out more about organizations that link data scientists with subject matter experts
- Karl Morand (@KarlMorand) on Twitter
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